Thanks FellowServant, I appreciate the work you applied to this. I shall respond shortly.
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Shaggy Flasko said:BROTHERSINARMST4G, it's one thing to make a statement. Proving it is another matter. In all respect, as I'm sure that you're a respectable person...
1. Chad can defend his own statements and beliefs.
2. If you want to accuse me of something, prove it with specific evidence.
I will not be intimidated by anyone.
Until you prove what you say and what you believe with evidence, you have no point in saying these things about me.
Shaggy Flasko said:I will not be intimidated by anyone.
shaggy flasko said:Until you prove what you say and what you believe with evidence, you have no point in saying these things about me.
Shaggy and I have stated very clearly that we are Christians by every means, and absolutely nowhere did we suggest that there was a higher authority than the scriptures. We only use the term "preterism" to summarize our eschatological beliefs in a single word. To condemn us for such a practice would be to condemn every Christian who has ever called themselves babtists, methodists, evangelical, charismatic, catholic, orthodox, or even protestant. Furthermore, to condemn Shaggy for refering to Ken Gentry and John Robertson would also condemn jiggyfly for refering to Iranaeus, Eusebius, Clement of Alexandria and Origen. Speaking of which.Chad said:Yes, GOD's word alone. What could top this off? Nothing indeed. GOD is creator and the Lord has spoken through Scripture. I'm not one to go around giving myself a label like for example mormon, preterist, jehovah's witness, etc. I'm simply a Christian. That's plain and simple. I believe in Scripture, plain and simple.
Chad said:Your put on a 1 day ban. I would like you to seek GOD fully 100% in this matter and ask Him for guidance, truth, wisdom, discernment. This is a serious matter for sure. I canot allow such false things to roam this site. No way.
Then you may come back and let us know how you feel, what GOD has spoken to you. It will only work if you humble yourself before the Lord and truly seek wisdom in this important matter.
Where was someone accused of "not seeking God"? I didn't see that in the quote. As far as accepting each believer as perfect in their own relationship in Christ, that sounds as though you think that everyone has reached maturity in Christ and there's nothing to work on. Sounds like an easy gospel to me. Please explain this if you don't mind, I don't want to misunderstand you.fides quaerens said:I guess this is one of the posts that disheartens me Chad. We cant be the Holy Spirit for someone else, accusing another believer of not seeking God. Its very hurtful im sure for shaggy and others to be told (implied) that they are not humbling themselves before God and seeking wisdom because they do not agree with your interpretations of scripture.
I would hope that you as the Elder and Creator of this site would want to show discretion and tactfulness (a.k.a. being an example) by creating an atmosphere of brotherly love among this sites members, and accepting each believer as perfect in thier own relationship in Christ.
"If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know" 1 corinthians 8:2